Abe Likely To Reshuffle Cabinet In Mid-september

Abe likely to reshuffle Cabinet in mid-September

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to reshuffle his Cabinet and ruling party executives in mid-September.

Abe spoke to reporters on Monday, the day after the Upper House election. He revealed plans to convene an extraordinary Diet session on August 1 to select the chamber's president.

Abe Explains Agenda After Upper House Election

Abe explains agenda after Upper House election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the results of Sunday's Upper House election show that the people of Japan want political stability. He stressed his commitment to pursuing his political and diplomatic agenda, including possibly amending the Constitution.

Abe noted that the ruling coalition won 71 seats, or a majority. He said it was able to receive a strong public mandate to push forward with efforts to build a better country in the Reiwa era, which started this year, on a stable political foundation.

Abe Lays Out Post-election Agenda

Abe lays out post-election agenda

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the results of Sunday's Upper House election show that the people of Japan want political stability. In a news conference, he stressed his commitment to pursuing his political and diplomatic agenda including possibly amending the Constitution.

Abe said, "The ruling coalition gained 71 seats, well over a majority of the contested seats. The voters sent us a strong message to build the nation in the new Reiwa era on the solid political base."

Pm Abe: Results Show Voter Support

PM Abe: Results show voter support

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the results so far of the Upper House election show the voters support his political and diplomatic agenda.

NHK's decision desk is declaring his ruling coalition has secured enough seats to keep control of the Upper House.

Abe: Govt. Not Appealing Leprosy Lawsuit Ruling

Abe: govt. not appealing leprosy lawsuit ruling

Japan's Prime Minister says the government will not appeal a court ruling ordering it to pay damages to families of former leprosy patients.

The case centered on a policy which sent leprosy patients to isolation facilities over the course of several decades.

Abe: Govt. Will Not Appeal Leprosy Court Ruling

Abe: Govt. will not appeal leprosy court ruling

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government will not appeal a court ruling that ordered it to pay damages to families of former patients of Hansen's disease.

The Kumamoto District Court in southwestern Japan ordered the central government on June 28 to pay about 3.5 million dollars in damages in a lawsuit filed by more than 500 plaintiffs across the country.

Abe, Erdogan To Work To Ease Middle East Tensions

Abe, Erdogan to work to ease Middle East tensions

The leaders of Japan and Turkey say they will work together to bring about stability in the Middle East, as tensions over Iran's nuclear program increase.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tokyo on Monday, after they attended the G20 summit in Osaka over the weekend.

Abe, Putin Stress Commitment To Peace Treaty

Abe, Putin stress commitment to peace treaty

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down after the G20 summit and pledged to continue negotiations towards a peace treaty. The sticking point has been a disagreement over four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan.

After the talks, Abe said, "Nobody understands better than President Vladimir Putin and I that strengthening Japan-Russia relations is strategically important, and that concluding a peace treaty will greatly enhance our bilateral ties.

Abe Stresses Commitment To Global Growth

Abe stresses commitment to global growth

Leaders at the G20 summit have wrapped up their 2-day meeting with a joint declaration. As the summit chair, Japan's prime minister hailed the efforts of national heads to work together toward global growth and confront risks to prosperity.

The meeting took place amid growing protectionist sentiment in the US and some other countries.

White House: Trump, Abe Discuss Trade, Security

White House: Trump, Abe discuss trade, security

The White House says US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to seek mutually beneficial bilateral trade. They also discussed North Korea and Iran.

The two leaders held talks in Osaka on Friday morning on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Abe, Trump Hold Meeting

Abe, Trump hold meeting

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat down for talks with US President Donald Trump. Abe started out by asking Donald Trump for support to make the G20 a success.

Abe said, "At this G20 summit, I want to send out a strong message to the world about our commitment to helping solve the challenges the international community is facing, such as sustainably developing the global economy. I believe cooperation between Japan and the United States is essential for such an effort."

Abe Holds Bilateral Talks With Trump

Abe holds bilateral talks with Trump

World leaders are gathering in Osaka for the two-day G20 summit. Besides the formal sessions, bilateral talks between key leaders on the sidelines are also generating a lot of attention. One of them was Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's meeting with US President Donald Trump.

At the onset of the talks, Abe said, "I'd like to welcome President Trump to Osaka. This visit for G20 follows my visit to the United States in April, and the President's visit to Japan as a state guest in May. Such frequent mutual visit by the leaders of the two countries in such a short span of time is the evidence of how robust Japan-US alliance is. I'd like to express my gratitude once again last month, as the first state guest to Japan in the new era of Reiwa.

Abe, Modi Agree To Strengthen Security Cooperation

Abe, Modi agree to strengthen security cooperation

The prime ministers of Japan and India have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the security sector.

Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held their 13th summit on Thursday afternoon in Osaka on the eve of the opening of the G20 meeting there.